Articles Tagged With ‘Sacramento Politics’

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Conservative journalist wins back California press credential

Katy Grimes

Conservative journalist and longtime Sacramento reporter, Katy Grimes, has reclaimed her Capitol press credential following a successful appeal on First Amendment grounds. An arm of the California Legislature rules committee had refused to renew Grimes’ credential, stating she worked for... (Continue reading)

California to adopt $15 minimum wage


Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that California lawmakers have struck a deal to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. Yearly minimum wage hikes will begin in 2017. [CBS News] California currently has a $10 minimum... (Continue reading)

30 organizations oppose Diablo Canyon bill

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

Statement by Mothers for Peace Thirty environmental, health and other organizations today announced their opposition to California state legislation that would mandate an analysis of purportedly negative – but not positive – impacts of shutting down the Diablo Canyon nuclear power... (Continue reading)

California’s new laws for 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown

The New Years is right around the corner and it comes with new laws regarding requirements for graduating high school, gun rights, internet privacy and many other issues. Here are some of the laws that will likely impact state residents.... (Continue reading)

California Senate endorses minimum wage hike


The California Senate voted Monday in favor of a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage each of the next two years. [Sacramento Bee] Senate Bill 3 would bump the minimum wage to $11 in 2016 and $13 in... (Continue reading)

Bill prohibits retaliation against homeless sleeping in cars

A bill that would protect homeless people sleeping in their cars from harassment, removal from their vehicles and civil and criminal penalties in California made a key step forward on Monday. Assembly Bill 718, authored by Democratic Assemblyman Kansen Chu... (Continue reading)

California loosens sex offender law

California officials announced Thursday that the state will no longer impose the portion of Jessica’s Law that forbids all sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park. Instead, only those offenders whose crimes involved children under... (Continue reading)

Water district plans colored by subterfuge

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Planning by advocates of a sprawling water district to manage the Paso Robles basin has been cloaked in secrecy and back-room deals to help insure its eventual formation. Legislation carried by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo)... (Continue reading)

Jordan Cunningham announces run for Katcho’s seat

Former San Luis Obispo County deputy district attorney and Templeton Unified School District Trustee Jordan Cunningham announced his candidacy for California State Assembly. Cunningham is seeking to replace the termed-out 35th Assembly District Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian. “I have kept criminals... (Continue reading)

Californians get 900 new laws

On New Year’s Day California will have 900 new laws including one that allows drivers licenses for undocumented workers and several that help protect against online bullying. Here are some of the new laws: Law against posting private nude photos... (Continue reading)

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